5. OT Jedrick Wills
Rounding out our list of top options for the NY Giants’ #4 overall selection is former Alabama right tackle, Jedrick Wills. Wills launched himself from relatively unspoken of on the draft circuit to potentially being the top tackle selected in the 2020 NFL Draft after a monster 2019 season with the Crimson Tide.
Wills was also a top-50 national high school recruit and there is a lot to like about him as a prospect. He’s got a real nasty streak and has the best overall hand usage in this entire class. However, the fact that he’s only got one year of exceptional tape scares me a bit, and for that main reason, I’ve got him ranked firmly below Thomas and Wirfs.
There’s also the issue of him being a right tackle, which obviously knocks him down value-wise just a bit. On the flip side, one could argue that Alabama only put him at right tackle because Tua Tagovolia is a lefty, meaning he was in fact guarding his quarterback’s blindside.
The 2019 second-team All-American struggled against blitzes, which combined with his epically-low Wonderlic test score of a 9 makes me worry about his cognitive abilities. He’s a mauler and will fit right in pathetically with the NFL, but I’m not sure he’s top-ten worthy.
Still, he’d make the Giants’ offensive line better overnight and is still very young at just 21-years-old. He’s got a few things to work on, but his raw power and ability make him an intriguing prospect that’s very much in the discussion for Big Blue at #4.
Overall Grade: B-
Team need: 10/10
Positional value: 9/10